Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Once in a Lifetime Piece: Honoring the Life of an Unusual Fellow Scientist

ARTICLE:  “Arvedson knew God and science.”  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Milwaukee] 24 July 2011, 6B.

TAKE HOME MESSAGE:   Embrace once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.  You may not  pass this way again.

Interviews for obituaries are discursive conversations with a family member, close friends, and associates of the deceased.  The death notice--a paid advertisement--provides critical pieces of information and serves as the basis of the interviews.  It was the Journal Sentinel's obituary writer Amy Rabideau Silvers who gave me the advice and courage to write this piece.  I was so grateful for the experience--a real honor as a scientist.